Classroom Grace

I had planned to write on a different topic today, one that followed up on yesterday’s post which is at BlogHer, but then I read Kristen Case’s article “The Other Public Humanities” in yesterday’s Chronicle of Higher Education.” The title is unfortunate, for “public humanities” means almost nothing to those outside academia and certainly doesn’t hint …

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Lucky To See Lucky Guy

“Look, the title is ‘Lucky Guy.’ It’s about somebody who is almost good enough to deserve what he achieves. And I understand that,” Mr. Hanks said during an interview on the stage of the Broadhurst Theater….“I still feel sometimes that I’d like to be as good as so-and-so actor,” he continued. “I see some other …

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Categories Art

Artist’s Date, New York Weekend Edition: It’s a Boy!

My family and I traveled to New York this past weekend for an impromptu Spring Break vacation—the last before our son graduates from college—and, for me, it also was a much needed extended Artist’s Date. Julia Cameron, author of the highly influential The Artist’s Way and several other titles, describes an Artist’s Date as time to …

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Sunday Happiness

Chicago! Today we are going to pick up our son at his dorm and spend the day at the Art Institute of Chicago. I’m most looking forward to a 1930s photography exhibit, but other current exhibits include Paul Cézanne’s Harlequin and Henri Matisse’s Jazz. While Carl Sandburg’s most famous Chicago poem is the one that …

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